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How do you rate your cinema?

41 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 29 August 2012

With Winifred Robinson.

Tell us about your last cinema experience - was it value for money? How are cinemas recouping costs in the recession?

The London 2012 Games were going to be the greenest ever - so were they? We ask Shaun McCarthy, Chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012.

Taxi Apps - Using GPS location technology, taxi booking apps like Hailo, Kabbee and Get Taxi are trying to connect us to the nearest minicab or black taxi. So how well do they work and are they fair?

CVAs: an increasing number of large UK businesses opt for Company Voluntary Arrangements as a way of avoiding going into administration but can they simply use this as a way of getting out of paying their debts in full?

Sales of lesser-known species of fish are on the rise in all major UK supermarkets, but does eating them mean eating more sustainably?

Presented by Winifred Robinson
Produced by Vibeke Venema.


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  • Is the cinema value for money?

    One facebook user complained about his trip to the cinema costing him more than £21 for 2 tickets and a fizzy drink. More than 155,000 people agreed with him. Is cinema value for money?

  • How green were the Olympic Games?

    Winifred speaks to Shaun McCarthy, the Chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012, about how green London 2012 really was.

  • Company Voluntary Arrangements

    Well known businesses with big debts are keeping going during this recession using Company Voluntary Arrangements. They’re a way of restructuring debt without going bust. But are they fair?

  • Taxi booking apps

    Taxi booking apps like Hailo, Kabbee or Get Taxi use GPS technology to connect users to the nearest cab. We test Hailo and talk to gadget website Gizmodo.co.uk about this growing market.

  • What type of fish are we eating?

    Supermarkets are reporting a big rise in sales of unusual kinds of fish – things like squid, John dory, red gurnard, dab, seabass and Pollock. What is behind the change?

  • Team GB Cycling Helmets

    One of the most striking images of the summer has been the red helmets of Team GB in the cycling events. So who's behind the futuristic headgear our cyclists wear in pursuit of gold?



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